As agencies drive digital transformation efforts and transition their workloads to new environments, making sure to break down silos and providing first-rate cybersecurity need to be top of mind. Eliminating data silos through new workload offerings not only unifies agency data into single unified platforms, but also achieves better security outcomes.
Siloed data makes it difficult for IT teams to access insights when needed since the data can be stored in several locations. With data stored in several places, it’s difficult to monitor each instance or, in fact, know where all the data is, leaving some copies potentially unprotected from malicious actors. For cybersecurity teams this results in a challenging data security environment where vulnerabilities can’t be mitigated efficiently or effectively. These issues impact security teams and their ability to react to potential threats quickly.
Agency data is often siloed, which makes it difficult to capture analytics, build applications, and view transactional and analytical data in real time. Platforms have been developed that combine both online analytical processing (OLAP) and online transaction processing (OLTP). This bridges the gap to bring data together in a single environment that supports both transactional and analytical workloads.
This unified approach to data governance and elimination of data silos also improves cybersecuritycapabilities. A centralized data platform allows security teams to assess and mitigate threats more quickly because of the greater visibility. Scalable security platforms that have automation built in enable IT teams to have increased oversight over their data. Using SQL and Python within the platforms cut down on time for analysts to identify potential threats and free up their workloads to focus on the mission.
A unified platform enables agencies to attain greater control over their data and establish security over their environment. When agencies move workloads or transition systems, it is important to break down silos between data sets, which will also bolster cybersecurity throughout their system.
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